Sunrise Stories: A Glance at the Literature of Japan (1896) (1st ed)

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Sunrise Stories: A Glance at the Literature of Japan (1896) (1st ed)

S$72.00

Title: Sunrise Stories: A Glance at the Literature of Japan

Author: Roger Riordan and Tozo Takayanagi

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1896. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, green cloth. Spine cocked and frayed, some wear and soiling, otherwise good, firmly bound. Contains two bookplates; one of Milton Bronner, possibly the author of Lafcadio Hearn’s correspondences, and the other of Eric Salzman, possibly the American composer.

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Description

An excellent survey of Japanese literature, from folks tales to modern ones.

Contents.
Preface. v
I. The Dance―Introductory. 1
II. The Myth of the Mirror. 5
III. The Children of the Sun. 12
IV. Buddhism. 23
V. Your Choice of Miracles. 34
VI. Songs of Two Cities―Nara. 47
VII. Songs of Two Cities―Kioto. 69
VIII. The Voyage Home from Tosa. Monogatari. 81
IX. A Rainy Night Entertainment. 94
X. Further Adventures of Prince Genji. 106
XI. Horrific Exploits of Yorimitsu. 123
XII. Fortunes of the Gen. 136
XIII. Kamo No Chomei’s Story of My Hut. 151
XIV. The Fighting Monks and their Strange Diversions. 163
XV. The Golden Calabashes. 181
XVI. The Piping Times of the Tokugawa. 188
XVII. The Drama. 202
XVIII. The Forty-seven Free Lances. 221
XIX. Adventures of a Vagabond Priest. 244
XX. Conclusion. 268